F.W. Sullivan's opening location in former Blackfinn location on the Richmond canal (richmondbizsense.com)

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31 comments submitted at 23:24:49 on May 19, 2013 by JakeCrocker

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  • SilverJuice
  • 18 Points
  • 08:22:37, 20 May

Listen man, I don't like /r/rva's elitist sensibility towards people different than them, and let me try to level with you here for a second, before I drop some fucking knowledge on you.

The fact is, your establishment attracts a different kind of people than generally frequent this website. I for one frequent different bars than Sullivan's/Three Monkey's/Chacha's, etc. etc. And that's okay.

Different places attract different clientele, and that's fine. I'll meet up with my bro/chica friends some times at your joint, and I understand what I'm in for when I go there (A lot of bros wearing more expensive clothes than me giving me aggressive looks and a bunch of chicks looking past me because it's too loud to hear how funny/awesome I am so well, I normally don't go there.)

It's fine. That's what your place is like, it serves its function, obviously a lot of people enjoy that kind of atmosphere, as you're running what I presume is a very successful business.

But seriously man, you're not making any fucking friends on here (and most importantly, you're hurting your business) by calling us all names because we have the audacity to use the fucking internet, just after you try to advertise your business on this website, are you fucking serious?

Your attitude, and what you're saying on here makes me severely depressed man. Someone said that your place is for bros, and you reacted exactly like a fucking bro would. By saying a bunch of nonsense insulting things towards anonymous people that accurately stereotyped your business' clientele. Seriously man, just because we use the internet doesn't mean we're virgins. I heard a lot of people use this shit these days, you don't fucking know me.

But I know you. And everyone on here reading the silly things you wrote does too. So, well, we all know what a fucking moron you are, and next time I'm with the kind of people that dig Sullivan's, I'm going to suggest we go to Three Monkey's or Starlite instead, because, well, it's pretty much the same fucking place. You're not irreplaceable, you're not a Richmond staple or landmark, you're just a place that a very fickle clientele thinks is cool right now, it's never a good time to insult potential customers you fucking moron.

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  • harveybilchick
  • 1 Points
  • 12:20:00, 20 May

And that Elliot Yamin beard isn't helping any.

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  • filthyrichmond
  • 17 Points
  • 00:30:12, 20 May

That building must be polarized as a douche magnet.

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  • gonzoimperial
  • 13 Points
  • 06:37:11, 20 May

This is starting to get all sorts of Amy's Baking Company up in here.

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  • shapoop
  • 5 Points
  • 12:09:33, 20 May

It certainly is.

"Online commentary from often-anonymous critics is a challenge in an industry already fraught with headaches, Crocker says. “This isn't a hobby, it's a fricking lifestyle. It makes every other business I've been involved in look like a Sunday in the park compared to the restaurant business. Everybody's a critic. We're getting critiqued [online by bloggers] before we even open. The shots get fired before the ink is even dry on the menu.”

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  • mrturdferguson
  • 10 Points
  • 00:44:06, 20 May

Please close the first one, please close the first one, please close the first one...

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  • 1224
  • 10 Points
  • 02:59:06, 20 May

No way. Then the bros would infiltrate all the other bars in town. Let them have their headquarters.

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  • JakeCrocker
  • -18 Points
  • 02:59:08, 20 May

Go fuck yourself, the first one owns the RVA bar scene, the second one one owns the FXBG scene. You probably own only your right hand.

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  • craterbutt
  • 15 Points
  • 03:17:08, 20 May

They certainly own the choads with HPV eating crab legs out of a beer-bucket scene.

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  • BrianLovesCoch
  • 4 Points
  • 03:17:45, 20 May

> They certainly own the choads with HPV eating crab legs out of a beer-bucket scene.

I find this to be extremely relevant to my interests. Do tell me more.

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  • FuckYoBike
  • 10 Points
  • 03:16:34, 20 May

no, F.W. Sullivans does not own any bar scene.

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  • JakeCrocker
  • -15 Points
  • 03:36:45, 20 May

Tell yourself whatever you like. 6 in 3 1/2 years kinda says different. We work in reality not in in anonymous Internet nicknames. Come see us ...or sit on your couch and watch infomercials

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  • FuckYoBike
  • 10 Points
  • 10:41:49, 20 May

what are these no context numbers you just spouted off. And defend a shitty bar more man. Where you at? i'll come see you

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  • Danger-Moose
  • 1 Points
  • 12:28:20, 20 May

You're not really doing yourself or your bar any credit by being an asshole.

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  • 555-1234
  • 1 Points
  • 13:59:31, 20 May

Good thing in reality there's actually far more options in RVA than your bro bars or the couch.

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  • faint7
  • 7 Points
  • 11:48:23, 20 May

Do you work there or something?

Edit: Yes. You do. Thanks for reminding me why I don't go there.

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  • tulad111
  • 6 Points
  • 03:39:37, 20 May

c'mon man, everyone knows the bourbon room is the best bar in fredericksburg.

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  • JakeCrocker
  • -8 Points
  • 04:09:02, 20 May

Oh the Bourbon Room. Always interesting!

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  • PoopShipCapn
  • 1 Points
  • 13:29:35, 20 May

Thank you for having a public meltdown. This is quite entertaining.

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  • mrturdferguson
  • 1 Points
  • 16:13:39, 20 May

Didn't say it did our didn't. Just wish I didn't pass a brofest every time I leave my house. Bros are fine. I know a few. But you and your bar just help fuel the stereotype. Good luck opening a bar in a place with hard parking that a bar, that was always packed, just closed. Maybe ill come grab a bud platinum sometime and try and fit in. Who am I kidding, that'll never happen. I'm off to yank it... or whatever you said us anonymous internet hidden faces virgin somethings do. Ta ta.

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  • 555-1234
  • 1 Points
  • 13:54:53, 20 May

I like to at least try out all the bars/restaurants in RVA. I live close to FW Sullivans but hadn't been yet, as it has the distinct aura of Massengill every time I pass by. Been to Lady Nawlins quite a bit as I like the food, but the clientele always seems trashy. Guess now I know why.

Jake Crocker, I don't really know who you are, but your posts here explain a lot. Pretty sure I won't be going back to Lady Nawlins. Say what you want about the success of your 6 restaurants, but you come off like a complete fucking tool. Why don't you hit up John Tyler or something for some intro to business classes.

edit: also, this thread should get upvoted to shit for visibility. let everyone come see this epic meltdown.

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  • Danger-Moose
  • 1 Points
  • 12:36:26, 20 May

So, Reddit meet up at Sullivan's?

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  • JakeCrocker
  • -14 Points
  • 03:26:26, 20 May

If pumping your right hand and let's not discriminate, maybe left hand, for a living hating on RVA people who actually work for living and can generate millions in revenue, hundreds of thousands in tax revenue and hundreds of jobs during a recession then by all means hate on hate hater. I'll be standing outside my doors making sure people like you don't come in and ruin our vibe and interfere with my city's economy. Of I and my establishments offend you, Mr. Turd Ferguson, I'm not hard to find and happy to discuss in person. I'm not a faceless corporation, I'm right here, come f*ck with me and my people, do it!

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  • harveybilchick
  • 13 Points
  • 03:31:54, 20 May

Great stuff. I honestly can't tell if this is a joke or just another coked-out restaurant owner having his big meltdown.

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  • JakeCrocker
  • -12 Points
  • 03:59:04, 20 May

Like I said come talk to me, I'm easy to find and don't touch drugs. I love creepy anonymous Internet people who have never actually come out of their house. Insult my city, my staff and my integrity and expect a rebuttal. Whatever cleverness and sarcastic bull sh*t you can bring behind a made up name to make yourself feel better or smarter I suggest you bring it out now. In the mean time me and my people will contribute hundreds of thousands in tax revenue to the city of Richmond to pay for these roads and schools while you can continue to type silly slander in your parents basement.

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  • FuckYoBike
  • 9 Points
  • 10:53:33, 20 May

no one is insulting Richmond, we're not insulting your staff, we're only insulting your establishment. Keep contributing that tax revenue that you make from selling jacked up priced drinks to U of R students.

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  • PoopShipCapn
  • 1 Points
  • 13:54:17, 20 May

Someone has to provide the vessel for all of those roofies!

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  • StealthTomato
  • 1 Points
  • 13:06:32, 20 May

> If pumping your right hand and let's not discriminate, maybe left hand for a living hating

Me fail English? That's unpossible!

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  • mrturdferguson
  • 1 Points
  • 16:06:44, 20 May

Opinions are like buttholes, man. They stink.

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  • KingCyrus
  • -3 Points
  • 11:21:42, 20 May

Don't worry about the haters man, this site is not your crowd. I am excited for that area to transform, with Sullivans and the patio/bridge going in at Casa Del Barco I have high hopes for that area during the summer. Have you had any thoughts to having dog tie-ups or anything like that? I know you don't want to turn this place into a dog park but I would love to walk my dog down to Brown's Island and then tie-up for a beer....let's say nearly every workday this summer.

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  • JakeCrocker
  • -9 Points
  • 04:40:04, 20 May

I love you all long time. RVA Love! Bring life to the the river of the River City!